I was walking back to my office from an appointment this afternoon, and I read about a scaffold collapse on Bee Cave Road.
I don’t know what happened, but you can almost guarantee that there were a number of safety violations that led to the problem. I try not to usually make such generalizations, but being familiar with the construction industry and seeing my fair share of construction cases, serious injuries are almost always caused by someone cutting corners — either to save time or money or both.
Scaffolding is particularly dangerous. I’ve written a number of posts about the dangers of scaffolds. One of my prior posts had a pretty detailed discussion about many of the safety problems associated with the use of scaffold. You can read that post: Austin Scaffold Collapse – A Case Study
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